|These cone-bearing evergreens, commonly called firs, are large, majestic trees. Place them in groups, singly in lawns, or in forest plantings. Their upright cones vary in color -- purple, blue, red-brown or green -- by species. The flat needles are aromatic. Firs prefer moist, cool, acid soil, and full sun. Many types need some winter chill and shelter from wind. Polluted city air hinders growth. Though firs do not require pruning, you can tip back branch ends to promote denser growth. Even large trees are transplantable.
This beautiful species eventually forms a narrow conical or pyramidal tree with ashy gray bark and bright green needles, similar to the commonly planted Abies nordmanniana, but not as hardy. Available only from specialty nurseries.
Attributes - Abies cilicica
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 50 ft. to 100 ft.
Width: 25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Rust, Spider Mites.
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